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Managing Director

Andrew F. Gelson, Esq.

Andy is responsible for managing all of Compass' new and existing client relationships and transactions. Andy has over 25 years of experience in IRC ยง1031 exchanges, documenting his first of many exchanges in California in 1985. Prior to co-founding Compass, he was Senior Vice President and General Tax Counsel at J.P. Morgan Property Exchange Inc. (JPEX) where he had primary responsibility for executing more than $15 billion of exchange transactions on behalf of corporate and institutional property owners of real estate and aircraft. Prior to that, Andy practiced law focusing on real estate finance, corporate and tax law, serving as a trusted advisor to numerous successful businesses. Andy is admitted to the bar in CA and MA and holds a BS from Boston College, a JD from Southwestern University, and an LLM (in Taxation) from New York University. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Andy is also Assistant General Counsel for Rockland Trust. Email:

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